HALF A CENTURY'S WORTH OF MUSIC REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, AND COMMENTARY
Author: Jeff Burger
Jeff Burger edited Dylan on Dylan: Interviews and Encounters, Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon, Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters, and Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters, all published in North America by Chicago Review Press. The books have been republished or set for republication in nearly a dozen other countries.
Burger has been a writer and editor for five decades and has covered popular music throughout his journalism career. His reviews, essays and reportage on that and many other subjects have appeared in more than 75 magazines, newspapers and books, including Barron’s, the Los Angeles Times, Family Circle, Melody Maker, Best Classic Bands, Americana Highways, High Fidelity, Creem, Circus, Reader’s Digest, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, All Music Guide, the Morton Report, and No Depression. He has published interviews with many leading musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Billy Joel, the Righteous Brothers and the members of Steely Dan; and with such public figures as Suze Orman, James Carville, Sir Richard Branson, F. Lee Bailey, Wolfman Jack, Daymond John, Donald Trump, Sydney Pollack, and Cliff Robertson.
Burger has been editor of several periodicals, including Phoenix magazine in Arizona, and he spent 14 years in senior positions at Medical Economics magazine, the country’s largest business magazine for doctors. A former consulting editor at Time Inc., he currently serves as editor of Business Jet Traveler, which the American Society of Business Publication Editors named one of the country’s best business magazines in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2018. The magazine, which Burger joined in 2004, was also named the best consumer travel magazine in the U.S. in 2020 in the prestigious Folio: Eddie awards.
Burger lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey with his wife, Madeleine Beresford, a writer, puppeteer, and preschool director and teacher. The couple have two children, Andre and Myriam.